English Surnames Q-Y

Attention: This is not a “name the baby” list! Most of these make bad first names by modern American standards and are best left as surnames.

Quarry

Quinnell

Raffield

Rainsford

Raisbeck

Rayfield

Rayner !

  • See Rainsford

Redfield !

Reeder !

Restall

Rhodes

Risdon

Rixford

Rollerson

Roper

Rossiter

Royce

Ruscombe

Rushton

Sadler

  • May be too similar to Sandler to pair with Adam.

Scaife

Searle !

Sedwin

Selwin

Setchfield

Shadley

Sheldrake !

Shepherd(son)

Sidbury

Silman

Simkins

Sims !

Singler

  • May be too similar to Singer to pair with Isaac.

Skillings

Skipworth

Smathers

Smeaton

Smith !

Somerson

Southwell

Spindler

Sponder

Spriggs !

Spurling

Stallworth

Stanwood

Steadman !

Steff

Stever(son)

Stiles

Stillwell

Stoddard

Stone

Stork

  • Too pun-like for midwives. Also, you might want to avoid Anthony as a first name.

Styles

Sudlow

Sumerson

Sumner

Sutcliff(e)

Talcott

Talma(d)ge

Teele !

Telford

Thrale

Thurber

Tibbetts

Tidman

Tiffin

Tillett

Timms

Tipper

Tipping

Tipton

Tomsett

Torbert

Towsey

Treadway

Treven

Triggs

Twells

Twyford

Upshaw

Upshire

Usher

Ut(t)ley

Venning

Verge

Vesey

Vinicombe

Wainman

Waldron

Wardman

Wellman

Westerman

Westfield

Wheatcroft

White !

Whitesmith

Wilkins

Yarwood

Young !

Younger !

Letters in parentheses are optional.

! – Pirate had this surname or a very similar one; use with caution.

Last edited June 4, 2011.

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